It's never too soon to start in on that art collection. Rome wasn't built in a day - nor was it decorated. Often viewed as a bit of an intimidating undertaking, the art world isn't all that unapproachable and cold. White walled galleries of paintings the price of your apartment and auction houses where waving a paddle is a dangerous sport for your bank account aren't the only way in. 

The Affordable Art Fair, specifically designed and curated for those in the beginning stages of figuring out just what strikes their art-loving fancy, is back in New York, from September 28th to October 2nd! 

Still a bit uneasy about the process? Well Fair Director Extraordinaire Cristina Salmastrelli's got all the tips you need to know, alongside a preview of some of the amazing finds you'll be sure to see!

[Photos via The Affordable Art Fair, via @mintkyuri]